Aint-Bad Magazine No. 3.
Introduction by Dr. Lisa Jaye Young. Essays by Martin Parr & Joseph Nechvatal. Featuring the work of numerous photographers.
Aint-Bad, 2012. 58 pp., color and black & white illustrations, 8¼x10¾".
As a malleable medium, photography fashions itself to the trends of digital culture. An instantaneous and endless supply of imagery is met with an ever-growing demand for visual stimulation. Has the abundance of the vernacular in photographic imagery via the cell-phone and other forms of proliferating technology been raised to the level of visual noise? Or, has it revealed the marginal as fundamental? Either way, the archive overflows. It becomes uncontrollable and a Barthesian madness ensues infinitely expanding all previous photographic boundaries, photography finds itself at a galactic precipice and seeks again to examine itself anew, searching for a kind of meta-photograph.
Benjamin Lowy, Damien Rudd, Jack Addis, Jenny Odell, Kieron Cropper, Manuel Birnbacker, Michael Younker, Mike Patterson, Rick Silva, Stephan Tillmans and Thomas Albdorf.